The Children’s Medical Research Institute recognises the importance of education and awareness programs for Australian school students. We are in a unique position as world-wide leaders in Australian medical research and as such wish to share our knowledge with young Australians.
The aim of our educational programs is to encourage more students to continue their science education at a secondary level, into the tertiary level, and beyond. We also see the importance of allowing students the opportunity to understand the relevance and importance of medical research to our everyday lives.
We have two programs that are designed to bring current, relevant and exciting medical research into the classrooms. Our Science Teachers’ Forum is a professional development program aimed at providing high school science teachers with a first-hand experience of current medical research. Our school visits provide dynamic, interactive presentations to year 10 and 12 students in the Sydney Metropolitan area.
Ruth gives an interactive talk on genetics at a Sydney high school